New rules regarding the age of runway models, hopefully this will come to be:

New York Aims to Treat Underage Models as Child Performers

I’ve been saying this since about 2005. I used to shoot video at Fashion Week, and it was disturbing to see 14 or 15 years old models going down the runway in sheer and often transparent clothes, while photographers of the world took pictures and made lewd catcalls and gestures. Not quite child porn, but a 15 year old girl should not be exposing her breasts as part of her job. Not only is it immoral, it’s illegal.

For example, this female model certainly does not look over 18 years old.  The New York Times writes this article but fails to mention there’s a good chance some or all of the models are minors, or ask or investigate if they are.

According the US Department Of Justices’s definition of pornography those photographs may easily be regarded as child pornography.

How does IMG and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week get away with this?  They’re putting runaways on the runway!